Reuters said Abbas "urged Israel to crush Hamas during the war."
Avigdor Lieberman held ministerial positions under Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In April 2009, he became Netanyahu's Foreign Minister.- Advertisement -
He explained Abbas' involvement, saying:- Advertisement -
"Over the past year, I witnessed (Abbas) at his best. In Operation Cast Lead, (he) called us personally, applied pressure, and demanded that we topple Hamas and remove it from power."
Though out of government during Cast Lead, a senior Olmert official called his comments "essentially accurate."
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said this information "reaffirms the fact that Mahmoud Abbas is no longer fit to represent our people, who conspired against his people during a war."
Abbas was never fit to serve. That's why Israel and Washington chose him.
WikiLeaks also disclosed that Hamas spokesman Salah Al-Bardaweel said: